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swing

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of swing

  1. 1 to change one's course or direction thinking that we were being followed, we abruptly swung to the left at the next intersection Synonyms of swing detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, turn, turn off, veer, wheelWords Related to swing tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  2. 2 to change the course or direction of (something) at the sound of gunfire, the cavalry officer swung his horse around and galloped rapidly back to the fort Synonyms of swing deflect, divert, redirect, turn, veer, wheel, whipWords Related to swing avert, deviate, move, rechannel, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, switch, transfer; swivel, twist, whirl, zigzag; bend, curve, sway; reverse, turn back

  3. 3 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently a man who's able to swing two full-time jobs Synonyms of swing address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, handle, take, treatWords Related to swing engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms of swing botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  4. 4 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis swung the bat and missed the ball don't let the wind swing that gate shut Synonyms of swing pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, turn, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirlWords Related to swing screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  5. 5 to place on an elevated point without support from below beach towels swung up to dry on the lifeguard's high chair Synonyms of swing dangle, sling, suspend, hangWords Related to swing hook, mount, pin, tack; drape, festoon, garland, string; extend (out), jut, project, stick out; overhang, protrude; cascade, depend, fall; balance, poise

  6. 6 to have enough money for I don't think that we can swing that hefty a mortgage Synonyms of swing go, affordWords Related to swing cover; expend, finance, outlay, pay (for), pony up, spring (for); pick up, purchase, take; acquire, get, obtain, procure, secure; bid, offer; bankroll, endow, subsidize, underwrite

Synonym Discussion of swing

swing, wave, flourish, brandish, thrash mean to wield or cause to move to and fro or up and down. swing implies regular or uniform movement.
    • swing the rope back and forth
wave usually implies smooth or continuous motion.
    • waving the flag
flourish suggests vigorous, ostentatious, graceful movement.
    • flourished the winning lottery ticket
brandish implies threatening or menacing motion.
    • brandishing a knife
thrash suggests vigorous, abrupt, violent movement.
    • an infant thrashing his arms about


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